|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
but no Sue appeared. When Jude went to his dinner at one
he saw his beloved ahead of him in the street leading up
from the North Gate, walking as if no way looking for him.
Speedily overtaking her he remarked that he had asked her to come
to him at the cathedral, and she had promised.
"I have been to get my things from the college," she said--
an observation which he was expected to take as an answer,
though it was not one. Finding her to be in this evasive mood
he felt inclined to give her the information so long withheld.
"You have not seen Mr. Phillotson to-day?" he ventured to inquire.
"I have not. But I am not going to be cross-examined about him;
Jude the Obscure
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Herodias by Gustave Flaubert:
less bright; Mira-Cetus had disappeared entirely; from all of which he
augured the death of some man of great importance, to occur that very
night in Machaerus.
Who was the man? Vitellius was too closely guarded to be reached. No
one would kill Iaokanann.
"It is I!" thought the tetrarch.
It might be that the Arabs would return and make a successful attack
upon him. Perhaps the proconsul would discover his relations with the
Parthians. Several men whom Antipas had recognised as hired assassins
from Jerusalem, had escorted the priests in the train of the
proconsul; they all carried daggers concealed beneath their robes. The
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw:
| coming? youll have my roof off.
LORD SUMMERHAYS| He's lost control.
MRS TARLETON. Look, look, Hypatia. There are two people in it.
BENTLEY. Theyve cleared it. Well steered!
TARLETON. | Yes; but theyre coming slam into the greenhouse.
LORD SUMMERHAYS| Look out for the glass.
MRS TARLETON. | Theyll break all the glass. Theyll
| spoil all the grapes.